Crit (3515) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish brown, small beige head.Carmel nose. Easy drinking carmel malt profile. Good example of the style
after4ever (6565) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Strange Brew. Pours murky medium brown with a dense and creamy tan head. Mild, nutty, bready nose, fair amount of malt sugar but not cloying or sugary. Light, crisp body, with bracing and well-placed carb. Nutty, bready, dry mid-palate. Mild and restrained, but well made and very drinkable.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is pretty malty with noticeable toffee and roast. Pours dark red with little to no head. Flavors of roasted malts, toffee, caramel. No real hop presence. Clean, well done, pleasant.
BuckeyeBoy (3259) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap At Big Al Brewery West Seattle Pours out a nice amber topped with a creamy sand head. Aroma of rich malts and some grain. Tast was a mouthfull of sweet thick malts. Maybe a little touch of wood at the end.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark copper color with no head. lite aroma but a taste of caramel malts with some cinnamon present.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taster - Big Al Brewery - Seattle, WA – Malty with a caramel aroma, great flavor this was a great color and a very nice beer to drink. Very easy drinking Irish Ale.
BillKismet (3419) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this at Atlantic Crossing--thought the bartender said it was brewed for the bar. Deep grainy red and exuding a grainy malt. Good amber/red malt aromas and flavor. Medium-bodied, appealing graininess-perhaps Golden Promise grains. Little detectable hopping. A flavorful example of the style.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Beveridge Place in W. Seattle, WA--Poured a dark chestnut body with a lovely creamy thick beige head and lots of lace. Nose of cashews, cream, and tree bark. Slick, foamy, creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is super clean though a little underdeveloped and wort-like. Overall a highly drinkable a smooth ale.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
8/12/08 On draught at the brewery. Aroma is all sweet roast malt with strong caramel. Appearance is brown and on the darker side, with a medium maintained cream colored head. Flavor is sweet/sour malt dominant with roast and moderate bittering. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a moderate carb texture and lingering grainy finish. Overall, fairly good with decent complexity; the sweet/sour blend can be a bit strong depending on teperature.